Photos from Harrisburg and around the district

Rep. Kortz (second from left) attended an Oct. 3 Harrisburg news conference where Rep. Bryan Ellis (at podium) discussed his bill that would require more prompt and comprehensive notification of consumer data breaches, like the one that occurred with Equifax. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro (far right) also attended. Kortz also supports companion legislation by Rep. Michael Driscoll that would require credit reporting agencies to waive credit freeze fees and provide affected consumers with three credit reports if data is breached.

Rep. Kortz (second from left) attended an Oct. 3 Harrisburg news conference where Rep. Bryan Ellis (at podium) discussed his bill that would require more prompt and comprehensive notification of consumer data breaches, like the one that occurred with Equifax. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro (far right) also attended. Kortz also supports companion legislation by Rep. Michael Driscoll that would require credit reporting agencies to waive credit freeze fees and provide affected consumers with three credit reports if data is breached.



Equifax data breach legislation

Rep. Kortz (second from left) attended an Oct. 3 Harrisburg news conference where Rep. Bryan Ellis (at podium) discussed his bill that would require more prompt and comprehensive notification of consumer data breaches, like the one that occurred with Equifax. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro (far right) also attended. Kortz also supports companion legislation by Rep. Michael Driscoll that would require credit reporting agencies to waive credit freeze fees and provide affected consumers with three credit reports if data is breached.

Rep. Bill Kortz presents a House of Representatives citation to the members and coaches of the South Park High School Softball Championship Team.

Rep. Bill Kortz presents a House of Representatives citation to the members and coaches of the South Park High School Softball Championship Team.



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Rep. Bill Kortz presents a House of Representatives citation to the members and coaches of the South Park High School Softball Championship Team.

Rep. Kortz met  with the PA AFL-CIO President Richard Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder.

Rep. Kortz met with the PA AFL-CIO President Richard Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder.



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Rep. Kortz met with the PA AFL-CIO President Richard Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder.

Rep. Kortz welcomed Mario Longhi (center), president and CEO of U.S Steel to the House Chamber today. Longhi was in Harrisburg for the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association. Also joining them are Speaker Mike Turzai.

Rep. Kortz welcomed Mario Longhi (center), president and CEO of U.S Steel to the House Chamber today. Longhi was in Harrisburg for the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association. Also joining them are Speaker Mike Turzai.



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Rep. Kortz welcomed Mario Longhi (center), president and CEO of U.S Steel to the House Chamber today. Longhi was in Harrisburg for the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association. Also joining them are Speaker Mike Turzai.

Rep. Bill Kortz listens to Gov. Tom Wolf’s smart and responsible 2017-18 budget proposal, which includes investments in education and fights the opioid crisis.

Rep. Bill Kortz listens to Gov. Tom Wolf’s smart and responsible 2017-18 budget proposal, which includes investments in education and fights the opioid crisis.



Kortz Listens To 2017-18 Budget Address

Rep. Bill Kortz listens to Gov. Tom Wolf’s smart and responsible 2017-18 budget proposal, which includes investments in education and fights the opioid crisis.

Rep. Bill Kortz speaks at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on raising the minimum wage.

Rep. Bill Kortz speaks at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on raising the minimum wage.



Kortz Wants PA To Raise The Minimum Wage

Rep. Bill Kortz speaks at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on raising the minimum wage.

Rep. Bill Kortz speaks at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on raising the minimum wage.

Rep. Bill Kortz speaks at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on raising the minimum wage.



Kortz Wants PA To Raise The Minimum Wage

Rep. Bill Kortz speaks at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on raising the minimum wage.

On Oct. 17, I  had the privilege of welcoming Mr. and Mrs. John Graham and their children to Harrisburg as they visited the Capitol.

On Oct. 17, I had the privilege of welcoming Mr. and Mrs. John Graham and their children to Harrisburg as they visited the Capitol.



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On Oct. 17, I had the privilege of welcoming Mr. and Mrs. John Graham and their children to Harrisburg as they visited the Capitol.

On Oct. 17, I  had the privilege of welcoming Mr. and Mrs. John Graham and their children to Harrisburg as they visited the Capitol.

On Oct. 17, I had the privilege of welcoming Mr. and Mrs. John Graham and their children to Harrisburg as they visited the Capitol.



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On Oct. 17, I had the privilege of welcoming Mr. and Mrs. John Graham and their children to Harrisburg as they visited the Capitol.

Rep. Bill Kortz participates in a public hearing to discuss the heroin and opioid overdose crisis that is affecting Pennsylvania Communities.

Rep. Bill Kortz participates in a public hearing to discuss the heroin and opioid overdose crisis that is affecting Pennsylvania Communities.



Opioid Crisis Public Hearing

Rep. Bill Kortz participates in a public hearing to discuss the heroin and opioid overdose crisis that is affecting Pennsylvania Communities.


 
ABATE Rally

As a Member of the House of Representatives, i took great pleasure in speaking for the ABATE members today, in a rally to help ABATE fight the texting while driving debate that is currently going on. Many lives are being lost and we are trying to stop the troubles on the road today.

ABATE Rally As a Member of the House of Representatives, i took great pleasure in speaking for the ABATE members today, in a rally to help ABATE fight the texting while driving debate that is currently going on. Many lives are being lost and we are trying to stop the troubles on the road today.



ABATE Rally

ABATE Rally As a Member of the House of Representatives, i took great pleasure in speaking for the ABATE members today, in a rally to help ABATE fight the texting while driving debate that is currently going on. Many lives are being lost and we are trying to stop the troubles on the road today.

Today i stood with many of my fellow Members to oppose breaking my Second Amendment rights, these rights are a firm decision made many years ago to allow me the right of bearing arms to protect myself.

Today i stood with many of my fellow Members to oppose breaking my Second Amendment rights, these rights are a firm decision made many years ago to allow me the right of bearing arms to protect myself.



Second Amendment

Today i stood with many of my fellow Members to oppose breaking my Second Amendment rights, these rights are a firm decision made many years ago to allow me the right of bearing arms to protect myself.

Today i spoke to the Casinos in Pennsylvania in hopes of stopping them from cannibalizing the small games video terminals. A small in investment will bring great gains to Pennsylvania.

Today i spoke to the Casinos in Pennsylvania in hopes of stopping them from cannibalizing the small games video terminals. A small in investment will bring great gains to Pennsylvania.



Video Gaming

Today i spoke to the Casinos in Pennsylvania in hopes of stopping them from cannibalizing the small games video terminals. A small in investment will bring great gains to Pennsylvania.

Rep. Bill Kortz attends a public hearing of the House Gaming Oversight Committee to listen to testimony dealing with the use of pre-paid debit cards at casino’s.

Rep. Bill Kortz attends a public hearing of the House Gaming Oversight Committee to listen to testimony dealing with the use of pre-paid debit cards at casino’s.



Gaming

Rep. Bill Kortz attends a public hearing of the House Gaming Oversight Committee to listen to testimony dealing with the use of pre-paid debit cards at casino’s.

Today, Representative Kortz stood with fellow House Democrats, Republicans and the Governor at a news conference to highlight details of a joint effort to combat the opioid and heroin crisis in our state.

Today, Representative Kortz stood with fellow House Democrats, Republicans and the Governor at a news conference to highlight details of a joint effort to combat the opioid and heroin crisis in our state.



News Conference 6-23-2016

Today, Representative Kortz stood with fellow House Democrats, Republicans and the Governor at a news conference to highlight details of a joint effort to combat the opioid and heroin crisis in our state.

I talked about my bill to require high school students to pass a test demonstrating their knowledge of civics before graduating at a June House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee meeting. My bill was re-referred to the Education Committee for a hearing later this summer.

I talked about my bill to require high school students to pass a test demonstrating their knowledge of civics before graduating at a June House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee meeting. My bill was re-referred to the Education Committee for a hearing later this summer.



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I talked about my bill to require high school students to pass a test demonstrating their knowledge of civics before graduating at a June House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee meeting. My bill was re-referred to the Education Committee for a hearing later this summer.

Rep. Kortz supports the Enforcement Officer Disability Benefits Law, amending the title of the act; and providing for eligibility of firemen of airport authorities, firemen employed by the Commonwealth and emergency medical services personnel of cities.

Rep. Kortz supports the Enforcement Officer Disability Benefits Law, amending the title of the act; and providing for eligibility of firemen of airport authorities, firemen employed by the Commonwealth and emergency medical services personnel of cities.



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Rep. Kortz supports the Enforcement Officer Disability Benefits Law, amending the title of the act; and providing for eligibility of firemen of airport authorities, firemen employed by the Commonwealth and emergency medical services personnel of cities.

Rep. Bill Kortz participates in a public hearing to discuss the heroin and opioid overdose crisis that is affecting Pennsylvania Communities.

Rep. Bill Kortz participates in a public hearing to discuss the heroin and opioid overdose crisis that is affecting Pennsylvania Communities.



Opioid Crisis Public Hearing

Rep. Bill Kortz participates in a public hearing to discuss the heroin and opioid overdose crisis that is affecting Pennsylvania Communities.

Rep. Bill Kortz, and his colleague Rep. Rick Saccone, are proud to congratulate, for the second year in a row, citations to PIAA State Champions Greg Bulsak Jr. and Jake Wentzel of South Park.

Rep. Bill Kortz, and his colleague Rep. Rick Saccone, are proud to congratulate, for the second year in a row, citations to PIAA State Champions Greg Bulsak Jr. and Jake Wentzel of South Park.



State Wrestling Champions

Rep. Bill Kortz, and his colleague Rep. Rick Saccone, are proud to congratulate, for the second year in a row, citations to PIAA State Champions Greg Bulsak Jr. and Jake Wentzel of South Park.

Rep. Bill Kortz calls for increased civics education in schools and was joined by state and national leaders in civics education to encourage the Legislature to support House Bill 1858, which would require Pennsylvania high school students to demonstrate a basic understanding of American history and civics as a condition of graduation.

Rep. Bill Kortz calls for increased civics education in schools and was joined by state and national leaders in civics education to encourage the Legislature to support House Bill 1858, which would require Pennsylvania high school students to demonstrate a basic understanding of American history and civics as a condition of graduation.



Kortz Calls for Increased Civics Education in HS

Rep. Bill Kortz calls for increased civics education in schools and was joined by state and national leaders in civics education to encourage the Legislature to support House Bill 1858, which would require Pennsylvania high school students to demonstrate a basic understanding of American history and civics as a condition of graduation.

Rep. Bill Kortz is proud to welcome some senior citizens from Whitehall to the Capitol for a tour.

Rep. Bill Kortz is proud to welcome some senior citizens from Whitehall to the Capitol for a tour.



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Rep. Bill Kortz is proud to welcome some senior citizens from Whitehall to the Capitol for a tour.

Rep. Bill Kortz stands with law enforcement and road safety officials calling for RADAR to be available  for all local police departments.

Rep. Bill Kortz stands with law enforcement and road safety officials calling for RADAR to be available for all local police departments.



RADAR News Conference

Rep. Bill Kortz stands with law enforcement and road safety officials calling for RADAR to be available for all local police departments.

Rep. Bill Kortz joins other elected officials and local education professionals at the 4th Annual Allegheny County Legislative Forum For Education, held at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and moderated by KDKA reporter Jon Delano.

Rep. Bill Kortz joins other elected officials and local education professionals at the 4th Annual Allegheny County Legislative Forum For Education, held at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and moderated by KDKA reporter Jon Delano.



Forum For Education

Rep. Bill Kortz joins other elected officials and local education professionals at the 4th Annual Allegheny County Legislative Forum For Education, held at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and moderated by KDKA reporter Jon Delano.

Rep. Bill Kortz welcomes a Girl Gov student from the 38th legislative district, who travelled to Harrisburg to learn about civics, advocacy, philanthropy, community involvement, youth organizing, women’s history & leadership.

Rep. Bill Kortz welcomes a Girl Gov student from the 38th legislative district, who travelled to Harrisburg to learn about civics, advocacy, philanthropy, community involvement, youth organizing, women’s history & leadership.



Kortz Welcomes GirlGov Student

Rep. Bill Kortz welcomes a Girl Gov student from the 38th legislative district, who travelled to Harrisburg to learn about civics, advocacy, philanthropy, community involvement, youth organizing, women’s history & leadership.

Rep. Bill Kortz and PA House colleagues welcome to Harrisburg students from the Western PA School For The Deaf.

Rep. Bill Kortz and PA House colleagues welcome to Harrisburg students from the Western PA School For The Deaf.



Western PA School For the Deaf

Rep. Bill Kortz and PA House colleagues welcome to Harrisburg students from the Western PA School For The Deaf.

Rep. Kortz poses with driver Evan Airhart before the 2014 Sop Box Derby. Airhart drove the #7, sponsored by Rep. Kortz. Rep. Kortz supports the Pittsburgh-area Soap Box Derby which is held on Father's Day every year.

Rep. Kortz poses with driver Evan Airhart before the 2014 Sop Box Derby. Airhart drove the #7, sponsored by Rep. Kortz. Rep. Kortz supports the Pittsburgh-area Soap Box Derby which is held on Father's Day every year.



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Rep. Kortz poses with driver Evan Airhart before the 2014 Sop Box Derby. Airhart drove the #7, sponsored by Rep. Kortz. Rep. Kortz supports the Pittsburgh-area Soap Box Derby which is held on Father's Day every year.

Rep. Kortz celebrates with McKeesport HS 2015 graduate Rayanne Brady.

Rep. Kortz celebrates with McKeesport HS 2015 graduate Rayanne Brady.



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Rep. Kortz celebrates with McKeesport HS 2015 graduate Rayanne Brady.

Rep. Kortz participated in the Blue Star Memorial By-Way unveiling on Sunday, June 15. The memorial sign was sponsored by the Pleasant Hills Garden Club.

Rep. Kortz participated in the Blue Star Memorial By-Way unveiling on Sunday, June 15. The memorial sign was sponsored by the Pleasant Hills Garden Club.



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Rep. Kortz participated in the Blue Star Memorial By-Way unveiling on Sunday, June 15. The memorial sign was sponsored by the Pleasant Hills Garden Club.

Glassport held their annual Kids Day Fishing Event on Saturday, June 13. Check out the prizes!

Glassport held their annual Kids Day Fishing Event on Saturday, June 13. Check out the prizes!



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Glassport held their annual Kids Day Fishing Event on Saturday, June 13. Check out the prizes!

Glassport held their annual Kids Day Fishing Event on Saturday, June 13. Joining Rep. Kortz are Glassport's  Mayor Rosemary Bradley, Council members Dave Kowalski and Tom Bradley and Secretary Nancy Piazza-Whaby.

Glassport held their annual Kids Day Fishing Event on Saturday, June 13. Joining Rep. Kortz are Glassport's Mayor Rosemary Bradley, Council members Dave Kowalski and Tom Bradley and Secretary Nancy Piazza-Whaby.



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Glassport held their annual Kids Day Fishing Event on Saturday, June 13. Joining Rep. Kortz are Glassport's Mayor Rosemary Bradley, Council members Dave Kowalski and Tom Bradley and Secretary Nancy Piazza-Whaby.

Rep. Kortz toured McConway Torley LLC Steel Foundry in Pittsburgh on June 12. He is joined in the photo by Nello Georgetti, state Rep. Dom Costa and McConaway Executive Vice president Scott Mautino.

Rep. Kortz toured McConway Torley LLC Steel Foundry in Pittsburgh on June 12. He is joined in the photo by Nello Georgetti, state Rep. Dom Costa and McConaway Executive Vice president Scott Mautino.



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Rep. Kortz toured McConway Torley LLC Steel Foundry in Pittsburgh on June 12. He is joined in the photo by Nello Georgetti, state Rep. Dom Costa and McConaway Executive Vice president Scott Mautino.

Rep. Kortz participated in the Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Department parade on June 6.

Rep. Kortz participated in the Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Department parade on June 6.



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Rep. Kortz participated in the Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Department parade on June 6.

Rep. Kortz joins Eagle Scout Hayden Novosel at Hayden's Eagle Scout award ceremony on May 17.

Rep. Kortz joins Eagle Scout Hayden Novosel at Hayden's Eagle Scout award ceremony on May 17.



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Rep. Kortz joins Eagle Scout Hayden Novosel at Hayden's Eagle Scout award ceremony on May 17.

Rep. Kortz joins Eagle Scout Hayden Novosel at Hayden's Eagle Scout award ceremony on May 17.

Rep. Kortz joins Eagle Scout Hayden Novosel at Hayden's Eagle Scout award ceremony on May 17.



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Rep. Kortz joins Eagle Scout Hayden Novosel at Hayden's Eagle Scout award ceremony on May 17.

Rep. Kortz joined South Park commissioners Ed Snee and Walt Sakinsky as well as resident Mel Cecotti at the Friends of South park golf outing on May 16.

Rep. Kortz joined South Park commissioners Ed Snee and Walt Sakinsky as well as resident Mel Cecotti at the Friends of South park golf outing on May 16.



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Rep. Kortz joined South Park commissioners Ed Snee and Walt Sakinsky as well as resident Mel Cecotti at the Friends of South park golf outing on May 16.

Rep. Kortz spent the day teaching in Mrs. Yablonsky's 9th grade class at South Allegheny High School on May 8.

Rep. Kortz spent the day teaching in Mrs. Yablonsky's 9th grade class at South Allegheny High School on May 8.



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Rep. Kortz spent the day teaching in Mrs. Yablonsky's 9th grade class at South Allegheny High School on May 8.

Rep. Kortz joined the Baldwin Whitehall administration at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the IKS Highlander teaching simulator at the J.E. Harrison Middle School on May 7. Superintendent Randal Lutz is cutting at the bow in the middle.

Rep. Kortz joined the Baldwin Whitehall administration at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the IKS Highlander teaching simulator at the J.E. Harrison Middle School on May 7. Superintendent Randal Lutz is cutting at the bow in the middle.



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Rep. Kortz joined the Baldwin Whitehall administration at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the IKS Highlander teaching simulator at the J.E. Harrison Middle School on May 7. Superintendent Randal Lutz is cutting at the bow in the middle.

Rep. Kortz presents a citation to Ron and Lana Urbansky recognizing their 50th Anniversary!

Rep. Kortz teaches Mr. Rieck's Civics class at South Park H.S. on April 30.

Rep. Kortz with County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Senator Jay Costa, and County Councilman Bob Macey at the Mon Yough Chamber of Commerce legislative luncheon on May 1.

Rep. Kortz with DCED Acting Secretary Dennis Davin and County Councilman Bob Macey at the Mon Yough Chamber of Commerce legislative luncheon on May 1.

Rep. Kortz at the Poert Vue baseball opening day along with (from l-r) Mrk Tortorice, council president, and councilmembers Pam Myers, Doug Junecko and Ken Hresko along with Mayor Brian Hranics.

The banquet was held at the South Hills Country Club.

The banquet was held at the South Hills Country Club.



Rep. Kortz addresses the inaugural class of the Baldwin-Whitehall Distinguished Highlander Hall of Fame at their May 2nd banquet.

The banquet was held at the South Hills Country Club.

Among the honorees were Senator Orrin Hatch, former Baldwin Borough Mayor Alexander Bennett Jr., Whitehall Borough mayor James Nowalk and councilwoman Kathlenn DePuy and former navy SEAL, Gregory Kraus.

Among the honorees were Senator Orrin Hatch, former Baldwin Borough Mayor Alexander Bennett Jr., Whitehall Borough mayor James Nowalk and councilwoman Kathlenn DePuy and former navy SEAL, Gregory Kraus.



Rep. Kortz addresses the inaugural class of the Baldwin-Whitehall Distinguished Highlander Hall of Fame at their May 2nd banquet.

Among the honorees were Senator Orrin Hatch, former Baldwin Borough Mayor Alexander Bennett Jr., Whitehall Borough mayor James Nowalk and councilwoman Kathlenn DePuy and former navy SEAL, Gregory Kraus.

The citation was presented on Friday, April 17.

The citation was presented on Friday, April 17.



Rep. Kortz presents a citation to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Julian commemorating their 60th wedding anniversary, Congratulations!

The citation was presented on Friday, April 17.

Rep. Kortz joins Rep. Harry Readshaw at the Baldwin- Whitehall High School performance of "The Drowsy Chaperone" on April 16.

I joined Bishop David Zubik, Sen. Jay Costa and others on March 26 for a meeting about the EITC and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs!

I joined Bishop David Zubik, Sen. Jay Costa and others on March 26 for a meeting about the EITC and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs!



Rep. Kortz with Pittsburgh Diocese Bishop David Zubik.

I joined Bishop David Zubik, Sen. Jay Costa and others on March 26 for a meeting about the EITC and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs!

Rep. Kortz meets with PA Secretary of State Pedro Cortes following the Secretary's testimony at a budget hearing on March 24.

Rep. Kortz meets with PA Secretary of State Pedro Cortes following the Secretary's testimony at a budget hearing on March 24.



Rep. Kortz with PA Secretary of State Pedro Cortes.

Rep. Kortz meets with PA Secretary of State Pedro Cortes following the Secretary's testimony at a budget hearing on March 24.

On Friday, march 20, I was honored to be able to present a House Citation recognizing Dave Sikora's 75th birthday.

On Friday, march 20, I was honored to be able to present a House Citation recognizing Dave Sikora's 75th birthday.



Rep. Kortz recognizes Dave Sikora's 75th birthday.

On Friday, march 20, I was honored to be able to present a House Citation recognizing Dave Sikora's 75th birthday.

On march 18, Rep Kortz attended a Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on the state's 9-1-1 emergency system. Proper funding is essential for the safety of all Pennsylvanians.

On march 18, Rep Kortz attended a Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on the state's 9-1-1 emergency system. Proper funding is essential for the safety of all Pennsylvanians.



Rep. Kortz attends a Veterans Affairs Committee hearing focusing on the state's 9-1-1 emergency system

On march 18, Rep Kortz attended a Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on the state's 9-1-1 emergency system. Proper funding is essential for the safety of all Pennsylvanians.

i was honored to join members of the U.S. Marshals Special Operations Group, who captured Eric Frein, accused of ambushing two State Troopers last September. Holding the citation in the middle is U.S. Marshal Director Stacia Hylton. On her right is Rep. Mike Regan, a retired U.S. Marshal.State Sen. Mario Scavello is directly behind her and three Marshals involved in the capture are immediately to his right and three additional marshals involved in the capture are the first three men in dark coats to his left.

i was honored to join members of the U.S. Marshals Special Operations Group, who captured Eric Frein, accused of ambushing two State Troopers last September. Holding the citation in the middle is U.S. Marshal Director Stacia Hylton. On her right is Rep. Mike Regan, a retired U.S. Marshal.State Sen. Mario Scavello is directly behind her and three Marshals involved in the capture are immediately to his right and three additional marshals involved in the capture are the first three men in dark coats to his left.



Kortz greets U.S. Marshals involved in capture of Eric Frein.

i was honored to join members of the U.S. Marshals Special Operations Group, who captured Eric Frein, accused of ambushing two State Troopers last September. Holding the citation in the middle is U.S. Marshal Director Stacia Hylton. On her right is Rep. Mike Regan, a retired U.S. Marshal.State Sen. Mario Scavello is directly behind her and three Marshals involved in the capture are immediately to his right and three additional marshals involved in the capture are the first three men in dark coats to his left.

Rep. Kortz and Rep. Pam Snyder welcome Pre-K advocates to Harrisburg on March 2.

Rep. Kortz and Rep. Pam Snyder welcome Pre-K advocates to Harrisburg on March 2.



Rep. Kortz and Rep. Pam Snyder welcome Pre-K advocates to Harrisburg on March 2.

Rep. Kortz and Rep. Pam Snyder welcome Pre-K advocates to Harrisburg on March 2.

Rep. Kortz presents a House Citation to Eagle Scout Steven Evanovich of Whitehall Troop 338 on Nov. 30

Rep. Kortz presents a House Citation to Eagle Scout Steven Evanovich of Whitehall Troop 338 on Nov. 30



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Rep. Kortz presents a House Citation to Eagle Scout Steven Evanovich of Whitehall Troop 338 on Nov. 30

Rep. Kortz is joined by Rep. John Payne and firefighters from Swatara Twp. as they participated in a demonstration of firefighting equipment in Harrisburg.

Rep. Kortz is joined by Rep. John Payne and firefighters from Swatara Twp. as they participated in a demonstration of firefighting equipment in Harrisburg.



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Rep. Kortz is joined by Rep. John Payne and firefighters from Swatara Twp. as they participated in a demonstration of firefighting equipment in Harrisburg.

Rep. Kortz joined in the Red Knights Wounded Warrior Run on Sat., Sept. 6> He is joined by others who participated.

Rep. Kortz joined in the Red Knights Wounded Warrior Run on Sat., Sept. 6> He is joined by others who participated.



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Rep. Kortz joined in the Red Knights Wounded Warrior Run on Sat., Sept. 6> He is joined by others who participated.

Rep. Kortz participated in a hearing on Senate Bill 1135, sponsored by Vince Hughes. The bill would provide preferences in Pennsylvania Public Housing for Veterans of the U.S. Military and their families. In the photo from l-r are: Rep.Kortz, Sen. Matt Smith, Sen. James Brewster, Sen. Jay Costa, Brian Hudson PHFA Director, and City of McKeesport Mayor Mike Cherepko.

Rep. Kortz participated in a hearing on Senate Bill 1135, sponsored by Vince Hughes. The bill would provide preferences in Pennsylvania Public Housing for Veterans of the U.S. Military and their families. In the photo from l-r are: Rep.Kortz, Sen. Matt Smith, Sen. James Brewster, Sen. Jay Costa, Brian Hudson PHFA Director, and City of McKeesport Mayor Mike Cherepko.



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Rep. Kortz participated in a hearing on Senate Bill 1135, sponsored by Vince Hughes. The bill would provide preferences in Pennsylvania Public Housing for Veterans of the U.S. Military and their families. In the photo from l-r are: Rep.Kortz, Sen. Matt Smith, Sen. James Brewster, Sen. Jay Costa, Brian Hudson PHFA Director, and City of McKeesport Mayor Mike Cherepko.

Rep. Kortz greets Vince Swiech at the annual Dravosburg Reunion picnic.

Rep. Kortz greets Vince Swiech at the annual Dravosburg Reunion picnic.



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Rep. Kortz greets Vince Swiech at the annual Dravosburg Reunion picnic.

Rep. Kortz and numerous state, county and local elected officials attend International Village in McKeesport.

Rep. Kortz and numerous state, county and local elected officials attend International Village in McKeesport.



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Rep. Kortz and numerous state, county and local elected officials attend International Village in McKeesport.

Rep. Kortz, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, County Councilman Bob Macey and Senator Jim Brewster attend International Village in McKeesport.

Rep. Kortz, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, County Councilman Bob Macey and Senator Jim Brewster attend International Village in McKeesport.



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Rep. Kortz, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, County Councilman Bob Macey and Senator Jim Brewster attend International Village in McKeesport.

Rep. Kortz and the Mansfield Bridge project team take a tour and final walk-through of the major bridge rehabilitation project.

Rep. Kortz and the Mansfield Bridge project team take a tour and final walk-through of the major bridge rehabilitation project.



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Rep. Kortz and the Mansfield Bridge project team take a tour and final walk-through of the major bridge rehabilitation project.

Rep. Kortz, Senator Brewster and County Councilman Bob Macey do a final walk-through of the Mansfield Bridge project.

Rep. Kortz, Senator Brewster and County Councilman Bob Macey do a final walk-through of the Mansfield Bridge project.



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Rep. Kortz, Senator Brewster and County Councilman Bob Macey do a final walk-through of the Mansfield Bridge project.

Rep. Kortz at Atria Senior Living Community Day. Here he talks with Donna Canovali, director of the South Hills facility.

Rep. Kortz at Atria Senior Living Community Day. Here he talks with Donna Canovali, director of the South Hills facility.



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Rep. Kortz at Atria Senior Living Community Day. Here he talks with Donna Canovali, director of the South Hills facility.

Rep. Kortz presents West Mifflin resident Jack Funa a citation in recognition of his 75th birthday. Best wishes, Jack.

Rep. Kortz presents West Mifflin resident Jack Funa a citation in recognition of his 75th birthday. Best wishes, Jack.



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Rep. Kortz presents West Mifflin resident Jack Funa a citation in recognition of his 75th birthday. Best wishes, Jack.

Rep. Kortz at the Glassport Kids Fishing Contest on June 14.  Joining Rep. Kortz are Mayor Rose Mary Bradley, Council President Dave Kowalski and others. A great day for fishing!

Rep. Kortz at the Glassport Kids Fishing Contest on June 14. Joining Rep. Kortz are Mayor Rose Mary Bradley, Council President Dave Kowalski and others. A great day for fishing!



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Rep. Kortz at the Glassport Kids Fishing Contest on June 14. Joining Rep. Kortz are Mayor Rose Mary Bradley, Council President Dave Kowalski and others. A great day for fishing!

Local tradesmen and apprentices visited the Capitol today. During a rally in the Rotunda, I met with PA Building Trades President Frank Cirianni (left) and Rege Ryan, business agent for Pittsburgh Steamfitters Local 449.

Local tradesmen and apprentices visited the Capitol today. During a rally in the Rotunda, I met with PA Building Trades President Frank Cirianni (left) and Rege Ryan, business agent for Pittsburgh Steamfitters Local 449.



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Local tradesmen and apprentices visited the Capitol today. During a rally in the Rotunda, I met with PA Building Trades President Frank Cirianni (left) and Rege Ryan, business agent for Pittsburgh Steamfitters Local 449.

Today the House unanimously adopted HR665, honoring the life and service of Rocco, the Pittsburgh Police canine who was killed in the line of duty. Recognizing Rocco in Harrisburg today were: Rep. Paul Costa, Rep. Kortz, Pittsburgh Deputy Police Chief Paul J. Donaldson, Pittsburgh Police Office and Rocco's handler, Philip H. Lerza, Rep. Tony DeLuca, former Pittsburgh Police Chief and current Rep. Dom Costa and Rep. Ed Gainey

Today the House unanimously adopted HR665, honoring the life and service of Rocco, the Pittsburgh Police canine who was killed in the line of duty. Recognizing Rocco in Harrisburg today were: Rep. Paul Costa, Rep. Kortz, Pittsburgh Deputy Police Chief Paul J. Donaldson, Pittsburgh Police Office and Rocco's handler, Philip H. Lerza, Rep. Tony DeLuca, former Pittsburgh Police Chief and current Rep. Dom Costa and Rep. Ed Gainey



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Today the House unanimously adopted HR665, honoring the life and service of Rocco, the Pittsburgh Police canine who was killed in the line of duty. Recognizing Rocco in Harrisburg today were: Rep. Paul Costa, Rep. Kortz, Pittsburgh Deputy Police Chief Paul J. Donaldson, Pittsburgh Police Office and Rocco's handler, Philip H. Lerza, Rep. Tony DeLuca, former Pittsburgh Police Chief and current Rep. Dom Costa and Rep. Ed Gainey

Rep. Kortz addresses the crowd at the annual ABATE rally in Harrisburg

Rep. Kortz addresses the crowd at the annual ABATE rally in Harrisburg



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Rep. Kortz addresses the crowd at the annual ABATE rally in Harrisburg

Rep. Kortz addresses the crowd at the annual ABATE rally in Harrisburg

Rep. Kortz addresses the crowd at the annual ABATE rally in Harrisburg



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Rep. Kortz addresses the crowd at the annual ABATE rally in Harrisburg

I recently presented Lou D'Angelo a citation recognizing his 75th birthday. Congratulations, Lou.

I recently presented Lou D'Angelo a citation recognizing his 75th birthday. Congratulations, Lou.



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I recently presented Lou D'Angelo a citation recognizing his 75th birthday. Congratulations, Lou.

I presented a Legislative Acknowledgment to the South Park Twp. Supervisors honoring their recognition as a Banner Community by the Allegheny County League of Municipalities. I commend the leaders in South Park Twp. for their fine leadership

I presented a Legislative Acknowledgment to the South Park Twp. Supervisors honoring their recognition as a Banner Community by the Allegheny County League of Municipalities. I commend the leaders in South Park Twp. for their fine leadership



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I presented a Legislative Acknowledgment to the South Park Twp. Supervisors honoring their recognition as a Banner Community by the Allegheny County League of Municipalities. I commend the leaders in South Park Twp. for their fine leadership

Rep. Kortz delivers birthday citations to Gerry and Laverne Shaner, husband and wife who share a March 22 birthday. Gerry is 86 this year, Laverne is 84.

Rep. Kortz delivers birthday citations to Gerry and Laverne Shaner, husband and wife who share a March 22 birthday. Gerry is 86 this year, Laverne is 84.



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Rep. Kortz delivers birthday citations to Gerry and Laverne Shaner, husband and wife who share a March 22 birthday. Gerry is 86 this year, Laverne is 84.

Rep. Kortz joined the PA Game Commission in Somerset County for a bear tagging demonstration.

Rep. Kortz joined the PA Game Commission in Somerset County for a bear tagging demonstration.



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Rep. Kortz joined the PA Game Commission in Somerset County for a bear tagging demonstration.

Rep. Kortz addresses the crowd during his veteran's recognition event.

Rep. Kortz addresses the crowd during his veteran's recognition event.



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Rep. Kortz addresses the crowd during his veteran's recognition event.

Rep. Kortz stands with one of the 14 new disabled veterans vans, which will be used to transport disabled veterans to the state's VA medical centers.

Rep. Kortz stands with one of the 14 new disabled veterans vans, which will be used to transport disabled veterans to the state's VA medical centers.



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Rep. Kortz stands with one of the 14 new disabled veterans vans, which will be used to transport disabled veterans to the state's VA medical centers.

Rep. Kortz welcomes Duane Norton (L) and Rich Allen (R) to his senior fair on Oct. 10 in the Homeville Volunteer Fire Company building.

Rep. Kortz welcomes Duane Norton (L) and Rich Allen (R) to his senior fair on Oct. 10 in the Homeville Volunteer Fire Company building.



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Rep. Kortz welcomes Duane Norton (L) and Rich Allen (R) to his senior fair on Oct. 10 in the Homeville Volunteer Fire Company building.

On Sept. 3, Rep. Kortz spoke with the West Mifflin AARP and his staff served ice cream to the attendees.

On Sept. 3, Rep. Kortz spoke with the West Mifflin AARP and his staff served ice cream to the attendees.



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On Sept. 3, Rep. Kortz spoke with the West Mifflin AARP and his staff served ice cream to the attendees.

On Sept. 3, Rep. Kortz spoke with the West Mifflin AARP and his staff served ice cream to the attendees.

On Sept. 3, Rep. Kortz spoke with the West Mifflin AARP and his staff served ice cream to the attendees.



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On Sept. 3, Rep. Kortz spoke with the West Mifflin AARP and his staff served ice cream to the attendees.

Rep. Kortz receives the 2013 Service Award from the Western PA Fireman's Association.

Rep. Kortz receives the 2013 Service Award from the Western PA Fireman's Association.



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Rep. Kortz receives the 2013 Service Award from the Western PA Fireman's Association.

Rep. Kortz receives the Recognition and Appreciation Service Award from the Glassport Citizens Hose #1 Volunteer Fire Company.

Rep. Kortz receives the Recognition and Appreciation Service Award from the Glassport Citizens Hose #1 Volunteer Fire Company.



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Rep. Kortz receives the Recognition and Appreciation Service Award from the Glassport Citizens Hose #1 Volunteer Fire Company.

Thanks to thePA Alliance for Retired Americans for inviting me to speak at their ''Medicare Birthday Celebration''!
The turnout was great!

Thanks to thePA Alliance for Retired Americans for inviting me to speak at their ""Medicare Birthday Celebration""! The turnout was great!



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Thanks to thePA Alliance for Retired Americans for inviting me to speak at their ""Medicare Birthday Celebration""! The turnout was great!

Representative Kortz questions members of the Transportation Committee during a hearing on Thursday June 27th

Representative Kortz questions members of the Transportation Committee during a hearing on Thursday June 27th



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Representative Kortz questions members of the Transportation Committee during a hearing on Thursday June 27th

Eagle Scout Brian Stoyanoff is honored by Rep. Bill Kortz for earning the Boy Scout’s most prestigious rank.  More images from Stoyanoff's Court of Honor can be seen by <a href='http://www.pahouse.com/Kortz/grpGallery.asp?pgID=902'>clicking here.</a>

Eagle Scout Brian Stoyanoff is honored by Rep. Bill Kortz for earning the Boy Scout’s most prestigious rank. More images from Stoyanoff's Court of Honor can be seen by clicking here.



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Eagle Scout Brian Stoyanoff is honored by Rep. Bill Kortz for earning the Boy Scout’s most prestigious rank. More images from Stoyanoff's Court of Honor can be seen by clicking here.

Rep. Kortz participates in the dedication at U.S. Steel’s Clairton plant for a new C Battery as part of a $500 million improvement project that will increase the plant’s ability to make coke. From left: Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Allegheny County Council at-large and Director of the United Steel Workers of America in Pennsylvania John DeFazio; Rep. Kortz and Allegheny County Councilman Bob Macey.

Rep. Kortz participates in the dedication at U.S. Steel’s Clairton plant for a new C Battery as part of a $500 million improvement project that will increase the plant’s ability to make coke. From left: Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Allegheny County Council at-large and Director of the United Steel Workers of America in Pennsylvania John DeFazio; Rep. Kortz and Allegheny County Councilman Bob Macey.



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Rep. Kortz participates in the dedication at U.S. Steel’s Clairton plant for a new C Battery as part of a $500 million improvement project that will increase the plant’s ability to make coke. From left: Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Allegheny County Council at-large and Director of the United Steel Workers of America in Pennsylvania John DeFazio; Rep. Kortz and Allegheny County Councilman Bob Macey.

Rep. Bill Kortz honors Tom Fichera, D. Guy Jackel and Jim Marone with a Recognition Citation for their 50 years of service to the West Mifflin #3 Volunteer Fire Company during its 73rd Year Installation of Officers. From left, front row; Tom Fichera; D. Guy Jackel; and Jim Marone. Back row, from left: Dale Pavlik; Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Judge Paul Cozza; Allegheny County Councilman Bob Macey; and Rep. Bill Kortz.

Rep. Bill Kortz honors Tom Fichera, D. Guy Jackel and Jim Marone with a Recognition Citation for their 50 years of service to the West Mifflin #3 Volunteer Fire Company during its 73rd Year Installation of Officers. From left, front row; Tom Fichera; D. Guy Jackel; and Jim Marone. Back row, from left: Dale Pavlik; Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Judge Paul Cozza; Allegheny County Councilman Bob Macey; and Rep. Bill Kortz.



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Rep. Bill Kortz honors Tom Fichera, D. Guy Jackel and Jim Marone with a Recognition Citation for their 50 years of service to the West Mifflin #3 Volunteer Fire Company during its 73rd Year Installation of Officers. From left, front row; Tom Fichera; D. Guy Jackel; and Jim Marone. Back row, from left: Dale Pavlik; Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Judge Paul Cozza; Allegheny County Councilman Bob Macey; and Rep. Bill Kortz.

Rep. Bill Kortz speaks in support of the Dravosburg Post Office during a well-attended meeting on Jan. 17 at the borough building to discuss the post office's future.  More images from the public hearing can be seen by <a href='http://www.pahouse.com/Kortz/grpGallery.asp?pgID=884'>clicking here.</a>

Rep. Bill Kortz speaks in support of the Dravosburg Post Office during a well-attended meeting on Jan. 17 at the borough building to discuss the post office's future. More images from the public hearing can be seen by clicking here.



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Rep. Bill Kortz speaks in support of the Dravosburg Post Office during a well-attended meeting on Jan. 17 at the borough building to discuss the post office's future. More images from the public hearing can be seen by clicking here.

State Rep. Bill Kortz takes the oath of office on New Year’s Day to represent the 38th Legislative District as the state House begins the 2013-14 legislative session.

State Rep. Bill Kortz takes the oath of office on New Year’s Day to represent the 38th Legislative District as the state House begins the 2013-14 legislative session.



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State Rep. Bill Kortz takes the oath of office on New Year’s Day to represent the 38th Legislative District as the state House begins the 2013-14 legislative session.

Rep. Kortz with Navy veteran Joe Zywan at an event celebrating veterans at Southwestern Group residential facility in Pleasant Hills.

Rep. Kortz with Navy veteran Joe Zywan at an event celebrating veterans at Southwestern Group residential facility in Pleasant Hills.



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Rep. Kortz with Navy veteran Joe Zywan at an event celebrating veterans at Southwestern Group residential facility in Pleasant Hills.

Rep. Kortz joined Bob Macey (Allegheny Co. Councilman District 9), Jack Yarborough (South Allegheny School Board member), Laura Thompson (South Allegheny School Administrator), and Sen. James Brewster at South Allegheny High School on Oct. 19. The school received an equipment donation valued at $100,000 from the “Body by Jake” organization for its fitness center.

Rep. Kortz joined Bob Macey (Allegheny Co. Councilman District 9), Jack Yarborough (South Allegheny School Board member), Laura Thompson (South Allegheny School Administrator), and Sen. James Brewster at South Allegheny High School on Oct. 19. The school received an equipment donation valued at $100,000 from the “Body by Jake” organization for its fitness center.



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Rep. Kortz joined Bob Macey (Allegheny Co. Councilman District 9), Jack Yarborough (South Allegheny School Board member), Laura Thompson (South Allegheny School Administrator), and Sen. James Brewster at South Allegheny High School on Oct. 19. The school received an equipment donation valued at $100,000 from the “Body by Jake” organization for its fitness center.

Rep. Kortz attended the first meeting of the House Select Committee on Property Taxes to hear several proposals to address Pennsylvania's property tax crisis.

Rep. Kortz attended the first meeting of the House Select Committee on Property Taxes to hear several proposals to address Pennsylvania's property tax crisis.



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Rep. Kortz attended the first meeting of the House Select Committee on Property Taxes to hear several proposals to address Pennsylvania's property tax crisis.

Reps. Schmotzer, Kortz and Deluca join Rep. Markosek at a news conference discussing legislation to prohibit use of handheld devices while driving.

Reps. Schmotzer, Kortz and Deluca join Rep. Markosek at a news conference discussing legislation to prohibit use of handheld devices while driving.



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Reps. Schmotzer, Kortz and Deluca join Rep. Markosek at a news conference discussing legislation to prohibit use of handheld devices while driving.

The Allegheny County Delegation of the PA House of Representatives Democratic Caucus meets regularly to discuss issues important to the region.<br><br><strong>Members include:</strong> Rep. Dom Costa (Delegation Chairman), House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, Rep. Daniel Deasy (Delegation Vice-Chairman), House Democratic Caucus Appropriations Chairman Joe Markosek, Rep. Paul Costa, Rep. Anthony M. Deluca, Rep. Ed Gainey, Rep. William C. Kortz, Rep. Nick Kotik, Rep. Robert F. Matzie, Rep. Erin C. Molchany, Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, Rep. Harry A. Readshaw and Rep. Jake Wheatley.<br><br><strong>Not in Photo:</strong> Rep. Marc J. Gergely and Rep. Jesse White

The Allegheny County Delegation of the PA House of Representatives Democratic Caucus meets regularly to discuss issues important to the region.

Members include: Rep. Dom Costa (Delegation Chairman), House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, Rep. Daniel Deasy (Delegation Vice-Chairman), House Democratic Caucus Appropriations Chairman Joe Markosek, Rep. Paul Costa, Rep. Anthony M. Deluca, Rep. Ed Gainey, Rep. William C. Kortz, Rep. Nick Kotik, Rep. Robert F. Matzie, Rep. Erin C. Molchany, Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, Rep. Harry A. Readshaw and Rep. Jake Wheatley.

Not in Photo: Rep. Marc J. Gergely and Rep. Jesse White



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The Allegheny County Delegation of the PA House of Representatives Democratic Caucus meets regularly to discuss issues important to the region.

Members include: Rep. Dom Costa (Delegation Chairman), House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, Rep. Daniel Deasy (Delegation Vice-Chairman), House Democratic Caucus Appropriations Chairman Joe Markosek, Rep. Paul Costa, Rep. Anthony M. Deluca, Rep. Ed Gainey, Rep. William C. Kortz, Rep. Nick Kotik, Rep. Robert F. Matzie, Rep. Erin C. Molchany, Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, Rep. Harry A. Readshaw and Rep. Jake Wheatley.

Not in Photo: Rep. Marc J. Gergely and Rep. Jesse White

Rep. Kortz presented a citation to Thomas Connelly of West Mifflin on his 46 years of service as a West Mifflin public works employee.

Rep. Kortz presented a citation to Thomas Connelly of West Mifflin on his 46 years of service as a West Mifflin public works employee.



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Rep. Kortz presented a citation to Thomas Connelly of West Mifflin on his 46 years of service as a West Mifflin public works employee.

Rep. Kortz joined members of the Coal Caucus for a tour of the most technologically advanced coal fired power plant in the U.S., Longview Power Plant in West Virginia. Other Coal Caucus members include Reps. Marc Gergely (not shown), Dan Moul, Mark Keller and Brad Roae.

Rep. Kortz joined members of the Coal Caucus for a tour of the most technologically advanced coal fired power plant in the U.S., Longview Power Plant in West Virginia. Other Coal Caucus members include Reps. Marc Gergely (not shown), Dan Moul, Mark Keller and Brad Roae.



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Rep. Kortz joined members of the Coal Caucus for a tour of the most technologically advanced coal fired power plant in the U.S., Longview Power Plant in West Virginia. Other Coal Caucus members include Reps. Marc Gergely (not shown), Dan Moul, Mark Keller and Brad Roae.

Rep. Kortz presented Vigilant VFD Station 237 Fire Chief Cash Cortazzo a citation honoring the VFD for its 50th year of operation out of the current Fire House.

Rep. Kortz presented Vigilant VFD Station 237 Fire Chief Cash Cortazzo a citation honoring the VFD for its 50th year of operation out of the current Fire House.



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Rep. Kortz presented Vigilant VFD Station 237 Fire Chief Cash Cortazzo a citation honoring the VFD for its 50th year of operation out of the current Fire House.

Thomson Run Athletic Association Officers and VFW Post 914 ‘Intrepid’ Commander Jake Bradich received a United States and a POW/MIA Flag from the office of Rep. Bill Kortz during the Post’s monthly meeting July 26. Presenting the donation, right, is Jennifer Halaszynski, Kortz' Chief Of Staff.

Thomson Run Athletic Association Officers and VFW Post 914 ‘Intrepid’ Commander Jake Bradich received a United States and a POW/MIA Flag from the office of Rep. Bill Kortz during the Post’s monthly meeting July 26. Presenting the donation, right, is Jennifer Halaszynski, Kortz' Chief Of Staff.



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Thomson Run Athletic Association Officers and VFW Post 914 ‘Intrepid’ Commander Jake Bradich received a United States and a POW/MIA Flag from the office of Rep. Bill Kortz during the Post’s monthly meeting July 26. Presenting the donation, right, is Jennifer Halaszynski, Kortz' Chief Of Staff.

Rep. Kortz attended the West Mifflin Wal-Mart rededication ceremony on June 15.

Rep. Kortz attended the West Mifflin Wal-Mart rededication ceremony on June 15.



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Rep. Kortz attended the West Mifflin Wal-Mart rededication ceremony on June 15.

Rep. Kortz attended the West Mifflin Wal-Mart rededication ceremony on June 15.

Rep. Kortz attended the West Mifflin Wal-Mart rededication ceremony on June 15.



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Rep. Kortz attended the West Mifflin Wal-Mart rededication ceremony on June 15.

Rep. Kortz speaks at an education funding rally on June 13 at the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg.

Rep. Kortz speaks at an education funding rally on June 13 at the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg.



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Rep. Kortz speaks at an education funding rally on June 13 at the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg.

Rep. Kortz speaks at an education funding rally on June 13 at the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg.

Rep. Kortz speaks at an education funding rally on June 13 at the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg.



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Rep. Kortz speaks at an education funding rally on June 13 at the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg.

Rep. Kortz is joined by Rep. Harry Readshaw, Baldwin council members Bob Collett, Mike Stelmasczyk, Ed Moeller and John Conley at the Baldwin Community Day.

Rep. Kortz is joined by Rep. Harry Readshaw, Baldwin council members Bob Collett, Mike Stelmasczyk, Ed Moeller and John Conley at the Baldwin Community Day.



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Rep. Kortz is joined by Rep. Harry Readshaw, Baldwin council members Bob Collett, Mike Stelmasczyk, Ed Moeller and John Conley at the Baldwin Community Day.

ABATE motorcycle rally at the state Capitol. Pictured Left to Right - Imre Szauter, AMA Government Relations; Rob Dingman, AMA President and CEO; Rep. Bill Kortz; and Charles Umbenhauer

ABATE motorcycle rally at the state Capitol. Pictured Left to Right - Imre Szauter, AMA Government Relations; Rob Dingman, AMA President and CEO; Rep. Bill Kortz; and Charles Umbenhauer



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ABATE motorcycle rally at the state Capitol. Pictured Left to Right - Imre Szauter, AMA Government Relations; Rob Dingman, AMA President and CEO; Rep. Bill Kortz; and Charles Umbenhauer

Rep. Kortz joins his colleages, Reps. Sainato, Haluska and Longietti, at a PITT rally supporting education funding.

Rep. Kortz joins his colleages, Reps. Sainato, Haluska and Longietti, at a PITT rally supporting education funding.



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Rep. Kortz joins his colleages, Reps. Sainato, Haluska and Longietti, at a PITT rally supporting education funding.

The Baldwin High School Varisty Inline Hockey Champions were recently honored on the House floor. Pictured: Speaker Sam Smith; Coach Dave Stock, Team Captains Matt Metzler, Zach Alaimo and Jesse Powell; and Reps. Kortz and Readshaw.

The Baldwin High School Varisty Inline Hockey Champions were recently honored on the House floor. Pictured: Speaker Sam Smith; Coach Dave Stock, Team Captains Matt Metzler, Zach Alaimo and Jesse Powell; and Reps. Kortz and Readshaw.



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The Baldwin High School Varisty Inline Hockey Champions were recently honored on the House floor. Pictured: Speaker Sam Smith; Coach Dave Stock, Team Captains Matt Metzler, Zach Alaimo and Jesse Powell; and Reps. Kortz and Readshaw.

Reps. Kortz and Readshaw pose with the Baldwin High School Varsity Inline Hockey Champions on the House floor.

Reps. Kortz and Readshaw pose with the Baldwin High School Varsity Inline Hockey Champions on the House floor.



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Reps. Kortz and Readshaw pose with the Baldwin High School Varsity Inline Hockey Champions on the House floor.

Rep. Kortz discusses transportation issues on the House floor with House Transportation Chairman Mike McGeehan. Kortz recently was appointed to the House Transportation Committee.

Rep. Kortz discusses transportation issues on the House floor with House Transportation Chairman Mike McGeehan. Kortz recently was appointed to the House Transportation Committee.



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Rep. Kortz discusses transportation issues on the House floor with House Transportation Chairman Mike McGeehan. Kortz recently was appointed to the House Transportation Committee.

Bob Macey, Allegheny County Council District 9, and Rep. Kortz presented Dravosburg resident Gustave 'Gus' Norder (center) with a 100th birthday recognition citation on March 25, 2012.

Bob Macey, Allegheny County Council District 9, and Rep. Kortz presented Dravosburg resident Gustave "Gus" Norder (center) with a 100th birthday recognition citation on March 25, 2012.



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Bob Macey, Allegheny County Council District 9, and Rep. Kortz presented Dravosburg resident Gustave "Gus" Norder (center) with a 100th birthday recognition citation on March 25, 2012.

Sens. Solobay, Costa, Fontana, Rep. Kortz and Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald at SMC’s Annual Legislative Reception in Pittsburgh on Jan. 12, 2012.

Sens. Solobay, Costa, Fontana, Rep. Kortz and Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald at SMC’s Annual Legislative Reception in Pittsburgh on Jan. 12, 2012.



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Sens. Solobay, Costa, Fontana, Rep. Kortz and Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald at SMC’s Annual Legislative Reception in Pittsburgh on Jan. 12, 2012.

Rep. Kortz and Sen. Tim Solobay presented Bill Drury a recognition citation on Jan. 28 for 50 years service to West Mifflin # 3 VFD. Also pictured is Bob Macey, County Councilman District 9.

Rep. Kortz and Sen. Tim Solobay presented Bill Drury a recognition citation on Jan. 28 for 50 years service to West Mifflin # 3 VFD. Also pictured is Bob Macey, County Councilman District 9.



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Rep. Kortz and Sen. Tim Solobay presented Bill Drury a recognition citation on Jan. 28 for 50 years service to West Mifflin # 3 VFD. Also pictured is Bob Macey, County Councilman District 9.

Rep. Kortz presented Bill Drury a recognition citation on Jan. 28 for 50 years service to West Mifflin # 3 VFD.

Rep. Kortz presented Bill Drury a recognition citation on Jan. 28 for 50 years service to West Mifflin # 3 VFD.



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Rep. Kortz presented Bill Drury a recognition citation on Jan. 28 for 50 years service to West Mifflin # 3 VFD.

Rep. Kortz and Bob Macey, Allegheny County Council District 9, join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Dravosburg Light Up Night Christmas party on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.

Rep. Kortz and Bob Macey, Allegheny County Council District 9, join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Dravosburg Light Up Night Christmas party on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.



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Rep. Kortz and Bob Macey, Allegheny County Council District 9, join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Dravosburg Light Up Night Christmas party on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.

Rep. Kortz on a tour at one of US Steel's pipe-making plants.  To see more photos from the tour, check out Rep. Kortz's other galleries.

Rep. Kortz on a tour at one of US Steel's pipe-making plants. To see more photos from the tour, check out Rep. Kortz's other galleries.



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Rep. Kortz on a tour at one of US Steel's pipe-making plants. To see more photos from the tour, check out Rep. Kortz's other galleries.

Rep. Kortz speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the McKeesport Flyover Ramp connecting Lysle Boulevard with the Industrial Center.

Rep. Kortz speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the McKeesport Flyover Ramp connecting Lysle Boulevard with the Industrial Center.



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Rep. Kortz speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the McKeesport Flyover Ramp connecting Lysle Boulevard with the Industrial Center.

Rep. Kortz and local elected officials get ready to cut the ribbon opening the McKeesport Flyover Ramp connecting Lysle Boulevard with the Industrial Center.

Rep. Kortz and local elected officials get ready to cut the ribbon opening the McKeesport Flyover Ramp connecting Lysle Boulevard with the Industrial Center.



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Rep. Kortz and local elected officials get ready to cut the ribbon opening the McKeesport Flyover Ramp connecting Lysle Boulevard with the Industrial Center.

Rep. Kortz speaks with one of the many seniors who attended his annual Senior Fair at the Homeville VFC #1 in West Mifflin.  To see more photos from the event, check out Rep. Kortz's other galleries.

Rep. Kortz speaks with one of the many seniors who attended his annual Senior Fair at the Homeville VFC #1 in West Mifflin. To see more photos from the event, check out Rep. Kortz's other galleries.



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Rep. Kortz speaks with one of the many seniors who attended his annual Senior Fair at the Homeville VFC #1 in West Mifflin. To see more photos from the event, check out Rep. Kortz's other galleries.

Reps. Bill Kortz and Chelsa Wagner with representatives of Pa. American touring the construction site at Becks Run pump house upgrade.

Reps. Bill Kortz and Chelsa Wagner with representatives of Pa. American touring the construction site at Becks Run pump house upgrade.



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Reps. Bill Kortz and Chelsa Wagner with representatives of Pa. American touring the construction site at Becks Run pump house upgrade.

Rep. Kortz stands with Pleasant Hills Cub Scout Pack 562 during National Night Out on July 26.

Rep. Kortz stands with Pleasant Hills Cub Scout Pack 562 during National Night Out on July 26.



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Rep. Kortz stands with Pleasant Hills Cub Scout Pack 562 during National Night Out on July 26.

Rep. Kortz greets the TEACH group in Harrisburg to protest Gov. Corbett's proposed cuts to education.

Rep. Kortz greets the TEACH group in Harrisburg to protest Gov. Corbett's proposed cuts to education.



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Rep. Kortz greets the TEACH group in Harrisburg to protest Gov. Corbett's proposed cuts to education.

Rep. Kortz checks out the vehicles during “Motorsports Day” in Harrisburg, where this year's theme focused on tractors.

Rep. Kortz checks out the vehicles during “Motorsports Day” in Harrisburg, where this year's theme focused on tractors.



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Rep. Kortz checks out the vehicles during “Motorsports Day” in Harrisburg, where this year's theme focused on tractors.

Rep. Kortz spoke at the A.B.A.T.E. motorcyle rally at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

Rep. Kortz spoke at the A.B.A.T.E. motorcyle rally at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.



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Rep. Kortz spoke at the A.B.A.T.E. motorcyle rally at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

Rep. Kortz, in Civil War attire, poses with “President Lincoln” during the eighth annual Preservation Ball to benefit the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monuments Project on March 19.

Rep. Kortz, in Civil War attire, poses with “President Lincoln” during the eighth annual Preservation Ball to benefit the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monuments Project on March 19.



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Rep. Kortz, in Civil War attire, poses with “President Lincoln” during the eighth annual Preservation Ball to benefit the Pennsylvania Gettysburg Monuments Project on March 19.

Rep. William Kortz takes the oath of office at the start of the 2011-12 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Rep. William Kortz takes the oath of office at the start of the 2011-12 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.



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Rep. William Kortz takes the oath of office at the start of the 2011-12 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Rep. Kortz speaks at the University of Pittsburgh Rally Day at the state Capitol in Harrisburg in April. Pitt students attended the rally to protest Gov. Corbett’s higher education funding cuts.

Rep. Kortz speaks at the University of Pittsburgh Rally Day at the state Capitol in Harrisburg in April. Pitt students attended the rally to protest Gov. Corbett’s higher education funding cuts.



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Rep. Kortz speaks at the University of Pittsburgh Rally Day at the state Capitol in Harrisburg in April. Pitt students attended the rally to protest Gov. Corbett’s higher education funding cuts.

Kortz speaks at the University of Pittsburgh Rally Day at the state Capitol in Harrisburg in April. Pitt students attended the rally to protest Gov. Corbett’s higher education funding cuts.

Kortz speaks at the University of Pittsburgh Rally Day at the state Capitol in Harrisburg in April. Pitt students attended the rally to protest Gov. Corbett’s higher education funding cuts.



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Kortz speaks at the University of Pittsburgh Rally Day at the state Capitol in Harrisburg in April. Pitt students attended the rally to protest Gov. Corbett’s higher education funding cuts.

Rep. Kortz presented a recognition citation to Scout Carissa Kratz in honor of her achieving the highest rank in Girl Scouting – The Gold Award. Hard work, dedication, and commitment was the key to her achievement. Her project included collection of personal items and distributed in handmade decorative fabric totes. Womansplace in McKeesport was the recipient of 150 totes. Carissa is a member of Troop 50792 and resides in Dravosburg, Pa.

Rep. Kortz presented a recognition citation to Scout Carissa Kratz in honor of her achieving the highest rank in Girl Scouting – The Gold Award. Hard work, dedication, and commitment was the key to her achievement. Her project included collection of personal items and distributed in handmade decorative fabric totes. Womansplace in McKeesport was the recipient of 150 totes. Carissa is a member of Troop 50792 and resides in Dravosburg, Pa.



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Rep. Kortz presented a recognition citation to Scout Carissa Kratz in honor of her achieving the highest rank in Girl Scouting – The Gold Award. Hard work, dedication, and commitment was the key to her achievement. Her project included collection of personal items and distributed in handmade decorative fabric totes. Womansplace in McKeesport was the recipient of 150 totes. Carissa is a member of Troop 50792 and resides in Dravosburg, Pa.

Rep. Kortz provides testimony to the Appropriations Committee regarding the 2011-12 state budget.

Rep. Kortz provides testimony to the Appropriations Committee regarding the 2011-12 state budget.



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Rep. Kortz provides testimony to the Appropriations Committee regarding the 2011-12 state budget.

Rep. Kortz speaks to members of the audience at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing dealing with the privatization of state liquor stores at the McKeesport Palisades on March 22.

Rep. Kortz speaks to members of the audience at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing dealing with the privatization of state liquor stores at the McKeesport Palisades on March 22.



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Rep. Kortz speaks to members of the audience at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing dealing with the privatization of state liquor stores at the McKeesport Palisades on March 22.

Rep. Kortz listens as Ed Cloonan, former president of the Independent State Store Union, speaks at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing dealing with the privatization of state liquor stores at the McKeesport Palisades on March 22.

Rep. Kortz listens as Ed Cloonan, former president of the Independent State Store Union, speaks at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing dealing with the privatization of state liquor stores at the McKeesport Palisades on March 22.



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Rep. Kortz listens as Ed Cloonan, former president of the Independent State Store Union, speaks at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing dealing with the privatization of state liquor stores at the McKeesport Palisades on March 22.

Rep. Kortz and his democratic colleagues listens as United Food and Commercial Workers Wendell Young and Tony Helfer speak at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing dealing with the privatization of state liquor stores at the McKeesport Palisades on March 22.

Rep. Kortz and his democratic colleagues listens as United Food and Commercial Workers Wendell Young and Tony Helfer speak at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing dealing with the privatization of state liquor stores at the McKeesport Palisades on March 22.



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Rep. Kortz and his democratic colleagues listens as United Food and Commercial Workers Wendell Young and Tony Helfer speak at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing dealing with the privatization of state liquor stores at the McKeesport Palisades on March 22.

Rep. Kortz speaks at a news conference to call on Gov. Corbett to extend funding for the state adultBasic insurance program.

Rep. Kortz speaks at a news conference to call on Gov. Corbett to extend funding for the state adultBasic insurance program.



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Rep. Kortz speaks at a news conference to call on Gov. Corbett to extend funding for the state adultBasic insurance program.

Rep. Kortz with Tony and Mary Spagnola of Glassport at the Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner held at South Allegheny High School on Dec. 8.

Rep. Kortz with Tony and Mary Spagnola of Glassport at the Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner held at South Allegheny High School on Dec. 8.



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Rep. Kortz with Tony and Mary Spagnola of Glassport at the Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner held at South Allegheny High School on Dec. 8.

Reps. Kortz and Ted Harhai joined Kevin Pahach of Operating Engineers 66 at its training facility in Export, Pa.

Reps. Kortz and Ted Harhai joined Kevin Pahach of Operating Engineers 66 at its training facility in Export, Pa.



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Reps. Kortz and Ted Harhai joined Kevin Pahach of Operating Engineers 66 at its training facility in Export, Pa.

Rep. Kortz visits Bailey Coal mine in Greene County with Consol Government Affairs manager Tommy Johnson. The Bailey mine is the largest coal mine in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Kortz visits Bailey Coal mine in Greene County with Consol Government Affairs manager Tommy Johnson. The Bailey mine is the largest coal mine in Pennsylvania.



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Rep. Kortz visits Bailey Coal mine in Greene County with Consol Government Affairs manager Tommy Johnson. The Bailey mine is the largest coal mine in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Kortz speaks to a constituent at his Senior Fair.  To see more photos from the event, check out Rep. Kortz's photo galleries.

Rep. Kortz speaks to a constituent at his Senior Fair. To see more photos from the event, check out Rep. Kortz's photo galleries.



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Rep. Kortz speaks to a constituent at his Senior Fair. To see more photos from the event, check out Rep. Kortz's photo galleries.

Rep. Kortz presents an honors citation to Eagle Scout Andrew Hall for being selected as Pennsylvania VFW Eagle Scout of the Year 2010.

Rep. Kortz presents an honors citation to Eagle Scout Andrew Hall for being selected as Pennsylvania VFW Eagle Scout of the Year 2010.



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Rep. Kortz presents an honors citation to Eagle Scout Andrew Hall for being selected as Pennsylvania VFW Eagle Scout of the Year 2010.

Rep. Kortz joins legislators and several hundred motorcyclists gathered in the Capitol Rotunda for the annual Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education rally promoting motorcyclist issues and highway safety.

Rep. Kortz joins legislators and several hundred motorcyclists gathered in the Capitol Rotunda for the annual Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education rally promoting motorcyclist issues and highway safety.



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Rep. Kortz joins legislators and several hundred motorcyclists gathered in the Capitol Rotunda for the annual Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education rally promoting motorcyclist issues and highway safety.

Rep. Kortz joins Reps. Scott Conklin and Mike O’Brien (not pictured) for a news conference announcing a new transportation funding plan, the Gateway Tolling for Transportation Independence Today bill.

Rep. Kortz joins Reps. Scott Conklin and Mike O’Brien (not pictured) for a news conference announcing a new transportation funding plan, the Gateway Tolling for Transportation Independence Today bill.



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Rep. Kortz joins Reps. Scott Conklin and Mike O’Brien (not pictured) for a news conference announcing a new transportation funding plan, the Gateway Tolling for Transportation Independence Today bill.

Rep. Kortz participates in the Second Amendment Rally held on the steps of the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

Rep. Kortz participates in the Second Amendment Rally held on the steps of the state Capitol in Harrisburg.



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Rep. Kortz participates in the Second Amendment Rally held on the steps of the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

Rep. Kortz speaks at the Second Amendment Rally at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

Rep. Kortz speaks at the Second Amendment Rally at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.



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Rep. Kortz speaks at the Second Amendment Rally at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

Rep. Kortz participates in a Brain Injury Advocacy Day rally on April 20 at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

Rep. Kortz participates in a Brain Injury Advocacy Day rally on April 20 at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.



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Rep. Kortz participates in a Brain Injury Advocacy Day rally on April 20 at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

Rep. Kortz with Baldwin School District Superintendent Dr. Lawrence Korchnak at the Allegheny County Early Childhood Education Leadership Breakfast in Pittsburgh.

Rep. Kortz with Baldwin School District Superintendent Dr. Lawrence Korchnak at the Allegheny County Early Childhood Education Leadership Breakfast in Pittsburgh.



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Rep. Kortz with Baldwin School District Superintendent Dr. Lawrence Korchnak at the Allegheny County Early Childhood Education Leadership Breakfast in Pittsburgh.

Rep. Kortz is joined by Sens. Logan and Costa and Rep. Levdansky for a check presentation ceremony at Ascension School in Homestead. U.S. Steel donated $33,000 through the EITC program to various schools in the area. Also taking part are: Chris Masciantonio, general manager of Government Affairs for USS; Lisa Roudabush, general manager of Mon Valley Works USS; and Sister Cynthia Wassel, principal of St. Agnes School.

Rep. Kortz is joined by Sens. Logan and Costa and Rep. Levdansky for a check presentation ceremony at Ascension School in Homestead. U.S. Steel donated $33,000 through the EITC program to various schools in the area. Also taking part are: Chris Masciantonio, general manager of Government Affairs for USS; Lisa Roudabush, general manager of Mon Valley Works USS; and Sister Cynthia Wassel, principal of St. Agnes School.



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Rep. Kortz is joined by Sens. Logan and Costa and Rep. Levdansky for a check presentation ceremony at Ascension School in Homestead. U.S. Steel donated $33,000 through the EITC program to various schools in the area. Also taking part are: Chris Masciantonio, general manager of Government Affairs for USS; Lisa Roudabush, general manager of Mon Valley Works USS; and Sister Cynthia Wassel, principal of St. Agnes School.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Dwight Evans joins Reps. Kortz and Marc Gergely in McKeesport to discuss potential revenue sharing from Marcellus Shale drilling and creating a new apprentice training center. Clockwise from top left, Rep. Kortz; Rep. Gergely; McKeesport Mayor Jim Bruster; Tom Maglicco, Gergely’s chief of staff; James Kunz from Engineers Local No. 66; and city administrator Dennis Pittman.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Dwight Evans joins Reps. Kortz and Marc Gergely in McKeesport to discuss potential revenue sharing from Marcellus Shale drilling and creating a new apprentice training center. Clockwise from top left, Rep. Kortz; Rep. Gergely; McKeesport Mayor Jim Bruster; Tom Maglicco, Gergely’s chief of staff; James Kunz from Engineers Local No. 66; and city administrator Dennis Pittman.



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House Appropriations Committee Chairman Dwight Evans joins Reps. Kortz and Marc Gergely in McKeesport to discuss potential revenue sharing from Marcellus Shale drilling and creating a new apprentice training center. Clockwise from top left, Rep. Kortz; Rep. Gergely; McKeesport Mayor Jim Bruster; Tom Maglicco, Gergely’s chief of staff; James Kunz from Engineers Local No. 66; and city administrator Dennis Pittman.

Rep. Kortz and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Dwight Evans meet with West Mifflin Mayor Chris Kelly and former mayor and current councilman John Andzelik to discuss the closing of Fisher Body Plan.

Rep. Kortz and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Dwight Evans meet with West Mifflin Mayor Chris Kelly and former mayor and current councilman John Andzelik to discuss the closing of Fisher Body Plan.



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Rep. Kortz and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Dwight Evans meet with West Mifflin Mayor Chris Kelly and former mayor and current councilman John Andzelik to discuss the closing of Fisher Body Plan.

Rep. Bill Kortz joins Post Commander Charles Krebs, Adjutant Joseph Coccaro, Allegheny County Councilman Bob Macey, Senior Vice-Commander Jake Bradich and Quartermaster Mike Mauer as Ms. Teri L. Gasser of West Mifflin receives two Blue Star Banners from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 'Intrepid' during pre-game ceremonies at a West Mifflin Area Senior High School boys' varsity basketball game Jan. 29.

Rep. Bill Kortz joins Post Commander Charles Krebs, Adjutant Joseph Coccaro, Allegheny County Councilman Bob Macey, Senior Vice-Commander Jake Bradich and Quartermaster Mike Mauer as Ms. Teri L. Gasser of West Mifflin receives two Blue Star Banners from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 'Intrepid' during pre-game ceremonies at a West Mifflin Area Senior High School boys' varsity basketball game Jan. 29.



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Rep. Bill Kortz joins Post Commander Charles Krebs, Adjutant Joseph Coccaro, Allegheny County Councilman Bob Macey, Senior Vice-Commander Jake Bradich and Quartermaster Mike Mauer as Ms. Teri L. Gasser of West Mifflin receives two Blue Star Banners from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 914 'Intrepid' during pre-game ceremonies at a West Mifflin Area Senior High School boys' varsity basketball game Jan. 29.

The Allegheny County Democratic Delegation of the state House of Representatives donated $2,000 to help purchase high-visibility safety vests for the Allegheny County Sheriff Reserve Unit. From left: Rep. Bill Kortz; Ed Nassan, current colonel of the Reserve Unit; Rep. Dom Costa; Bill Cahill, retired colonel of the Reserve Unit; Rep. Rob Matzie.

The Allegheny County Democratic Delegation of the state House of Representatives donated $2,000 to help purchase high-visibility safety vests for the Allegheny County Sheriff Reserve Unit. From left: Rep. Bill Kortz; Ed Nassan, current colonel of the Reserve Unit; Rep. Dom Costa; Bill Cahill, retired colonel of the Reserve Unit; Rep. Rob Matzie.



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The Allegheny County Democratic Delegation of the state House of Representatives donated $2,000 to help purchase high-visibility safety vests for the Allegheny County Sheriff Reserve Unit. From left: Rep. Bill Kortz; Ed Nassan, current colonel of the Reserve Unit; Rep. Dom Costa; Bill Cahill, retired colonel of the Reserve Unit; Rep. Rob Matzie.

Rep. Kortz rallies for keeping the Scotland School for Veterans Children open at a July 20 news conference.

Rep. Kortz rallies for keeping the Scotland School for Veterans Children open at a July 20 news conference.



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Rep. Kortz rallies for keeping the Scotland School for Veterans Children open at a July 20 news conference.

Rep. Kortz speaks at a June 8 news conference to save the Scotland School for Veterans Children.

Rep. Kortz speaks at a June 8 news conference to save the Scotland School for Veterans Children.



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Rep. Kortz speaks at a June 8 news conference to save the Scotland School for Veterans Children.

Rep. Kortz reads to a group of preschool children at Gramma’s House Family Day Care Center in Pleasant Hills.

Rep. Kortz reads to a group of preschool children at Gramma’s House Family Day Care Center in Pleasant Hills.



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Rep. Kortz reads to a group of preschool children at Gramma’s House Family Day Care Center in Pleasant Hills.

Rep. Kortz reads to a group of preschool children at Gramma’s House Family Day Care Center in Pleasant Hills.

Rep. Kortz reads to a group of preschool children at Gramma’s House Family Day Care Center in Pleasant Hills.



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Rep. Kortz reads to a group of preschool children at Gramma’s House Family Day Care Center in Pleasant Hills.

Rep. Kortz present Louis Weber with a special honor at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony.

Rep. Kortz present Louis Weber with a special honor at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony.



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Rep. Kortz present Louis Weber with a special honor at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony.

Rep. Bill Kortz speaks to attendees at a public forum the state House Appropriations Committee held regarding the state Senate Republican's budget proposal that makes significant cuts to state programs and services. Kortz is a member of the committee.

Rep. Bill Kortz speaks to attendees at a public forum the state House Appropriations Committee held regarding the state Senate Republican's budget proposal that makes significant cuts to state programs and services. Kortz is a member of the committee.



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Rep. Bill Kortz speaks to attendees at a public forum the state House Appropriations Committee held regarding the state Senate Republican's budget proposal that makes significant cuts to state programs and services. Kortz is a member of the committee.

Rep. Kortz reads Dr. Seuss’s Mr. Brown can moo! Can you? to an Emerson Elementary Kindergarten class for the annual Read Across America event.

Rep. Kortz reads Dr. Seuss’s Mr. Brown can moo! Can you? to an Emerson Elementary Kindergarten class for the annual Read Across America event.



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Rep. Kortz reads Dr. Seuss’s Mr. Brown can moo! Can you? to an Emerson Elementary Kindergarten class for the annual Read Across America event.

Rep. Kortz reads Dr. Seuss’s Mr. Brown can moo! Can you? to an Emerson Elementary Kindergarten class for the annual Read Across America event.

Rep. Kortz reads Dr. Seuss’s Mr. Brown can moo! Can you? to an Emerson Elementary Kindergarten class for the annual Read Across America event.



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Rep. Kortz reads Dr. Seuss’s Mr. Brown can moo! Can you? to an Emerson Elementary Kindergarten class for the annual Read Across America event.

Rep. Kortz reads Dr. Seuss’s Mr. Brown can moo! Can you? to an Emerson Elementary Kindergarten class for the annual Read Across America event.

Rep. Kortz reads Dr. Seuss’s Mr. Brown can moo! Can you? to an Emerson Elementary Kindergarten class for the annual Read Across America event.



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Rep. Kortz reads Dr. Seuss’s Mr. Brown can moo! Can you? to an Emerson Elementary Kindergarten class for the annual Read Across America event.

Rep. Kortz teaches a government civics lesson to Ms. Kerr’s 11th and 12th grade AP class at South Allegheny High School.

Rep. Kortz teaches a government civics lesson to Ms. Kerr’s 11th and 12th grade AP class at South Allegheny High School.



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Rep. Kortz teaches a government civics lesson to Ms. Kerr’s 11th and 12th grade AP class at South Allegheny High School.

Rep. Kortz greets constituents as they enter his senior fair at West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3.  To see more photos from the event, click on the “2008 Senior Fair” link in the photo gallery section.

Rep. Kortz greets constituents as they enter his senior fair at West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3. To see more photos from the event, click on the “2008 Senior Fair” link in the photo gallery section.



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Rep. Kortz greets constituents as they enter his senior fair at West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3. To see more photos from the event, click on the “2008 Senior Fair” link in the photo gallery section.

Rep. Kortz poses with (left to right) John DeFazio, county councilman and USW International officer, Gov. Rendell and John Surma, CEO of U.S. Steel, during the groundbreaking ceremony for U.S. Steel’s $1.2 billion dollar project. The Clairton Coke Works plant will replace its old coke producing batteries with the most modern and environmentally-friendly design.

Rep. Kortz poses with (left to right) John DeFazio, county councilman and USW International officer, Gov. Rendell and John Surma, CEO of U.S. Steel, during the groundbreaking ceremony for U.S. Steel’s $1.2 billion dollar project. The Clairton Coke Works plant will replace its old coke producing batteries with the most modern and environmentally-friendly design.



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Rep. Kortz poses with (left to right) John DeFazio, county councilman and USW International officer, Gov. Rendell and John Surma, CEO of U.S. Steel, during the groundbreaking ceremony for U.S. Steel’s $1.2 billion dollar project. The Clairton Coke Works plant will replace its old coke producing batteries with the most modern and environmentally-friendly design.

Rep. Kortz, second from left, helps break ground for U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works along with Gov. Ed Rendell and other city and state officials. The company-funded project will make $1.2 billion in improvements that will cut air pollution emissions,  create 600 construction jobs and guarantee continuation of the Clairton coking operation, which employs about 1,300 people.

Rep. Kortz, second from left, helps break ground for U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works along with Gov. Ed Rendell and other city and state officials. The company-funded project will make $1.2 billion in improvements that will cut air pollution emissions, create 600 construction jobs and guarantee continuation of the Clairton coking operation, which employs about 1,300 people.



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Rep. Kortz, second from left, helps break ground for U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works along with Gov. Ed Rendell and other city and state officials. The company-funded project will make $1.2 billion in improvements that will cut air pollution emissions, create 600 construction jobs and guarantee continuation of the Clairton coking operation, which employs about 1,300 people.

Rep. Kortz helps raise the Prisoners of War and Missing in Action flag he donated to the South Allegheny High School.

Rep. Kortz helps raise the Prisoners of War and Missing in Action flag he donated to the South Allegheny High School.



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Rep. Kortz helps raise the Prisoners of War and Missing in Action flag he donated to the South Allegheny High School.

Reps. Kortz and Levdansky facilitated the donation of these lights through U.S. Steel, where Kortz was a former manager, for use by the Jefferson Hills youth football team during practices which run through the month of October.

Reps. Kortz and Levdansky facilitated the donation of these lights through U.S. Steel, where Kortz was a former manager, for use by the Jefferson Hills youth football team during practices which run through the month of October.



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Reps. Kortz and Levdansky facilitated the donation of these lights through U.S. Steel, where Kortz was a former manager, for use by the Jefferson Hills youth football team during practices which run through the month of October.

Rep. Kortz points out the moon bounce and other fun activities for children who attended his Family Fun Day event at West Mifflin Community Park.

Rep. Kortz points out the moon bounce and other fun activities for children who attended his Family Fun Day event at West Mifflin Community Park.



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Rep. Kortz points out the moon bounce and other fun activities for children who attended his Family Fun Day event at West Mifflin Community Park.

Constituents were able to talk to Rep. Kortz about any state-related issues or problems, during Family Fun Day held at the West Mifflin Community Park.

Constituents were able to talk to Rep. Kortz about any state-related issues or problems, during Family Fun Day held at the West Mifflin Community Park.



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Constituents were able to talk to Rep. Kortz about any state-related issues or problems, during Family Fun Day held at the West Mifflin Community Park.

Rep. Kortz serves up hamburgers to some hungry constituents attending his Family Fun Day event at the West Mifflin Community Park.

Rep. Kortz serves up hamburgers to some hungry constituents attending his Family Fun Day event at the West Mifflin Community Park.



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Rep. Kortz serves up hamburgers to some hungry constituents attending his Family Fun Day event at the West Mifflin Community Park.

Rep. Kortz poses during the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pittsburgh Penguins Arena Thursday, Aug. 14. Kortz is standing in front of the Penguin logo that is to be center ice for the new arena, set to open in 2010.

Rep. Kortz poses during the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pittsburgh Penguins Arena Thursday, Aug. 14. Kortz is standing in front of the Penguin logo that is to be center ice for the new arena, set to open in 2010.



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Rep. Kortz poses during the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pittsburgh Penguins Arena Thursday, Aug. 14. Kortz is standing in front of the Penguin logo that is to be center ice for the new arena, set to open in 2010.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pittsburgh Penguins Arena was held Thursday, Aug. 14. Breaking ground, left to right, are Penguins team president Dave Morehouse,  Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, Mario Lemieux Chairman, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Penguin CEO Ken Sawyer, and Governor Ed Rendell.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pittsburgh Penguins Arena was held Thursday, Aug. 14. Breaking ground, left to right, are Penguins team president Dave Morehouse, Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, Mario Lemieux Chairman, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Penguin CEO Ken Sawyer, and Governor Ed Rendell.



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The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pittsburgh Penguins Arena was held Thursday, Aug. 14. Breaking ground, left to right, are Penguins team president Dave Morehouse, Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, Mario Lemieux Chairman, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Penguin CEO Ken Sawyer, and Governor Ed Rendell.

Rep. Kortz delivers his testimony before the Allegheny County Health Department in support of U.S. Steel’s proposal to make $1.2 billion in high-tech environmental upgrades to its Clairton plant. The event was a public hearing held Thursday, June 19, at the City of Clairton municipal building.

Rep. Kortz delivers his testimony before the Allegheny County Health Department in support of U.S. Steel’s proposal to make $1.2 billion in high-tech environmental upgrades to its Clairton plant. The event was a public hearing held Thursday, June 19, at the City of Clairton municipal building.



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Rep. Kortz delivers his testimony before the Allegheny County Health Department in support of U.S. Steel’s proposal to make $1.2 billion in high-tech environmental upgrades to its Clairton plant. The event was a public hearing held Thursday, June 19, at the City of Clairton municipal building.

Rep. Kortz (second from left) accepts the Golden Apple award from the Speaker of the House, Dennis O’Brien (third from left) for McKeesport High School’s parental involvement in education.  McKeesport was the only school from western Pennsylvania to be honored this school year. Standing with Kortz (from left to right) are fellow Allegheny County Rep. Marc Gergely; Margot Minor, parent involvement coordinator; Michael Matta, director of federal and state programs; Patty Scales, district grant and special projects coordinator; and Jason Davidek, communications and public relations specialist.

Rep. Kortz (second from left) accepts the Golden Apple award from the Speaker of the House, Dennis O’Brien (third from left) for McKeesport High School’s parental involvement in education. McKeesport was the only school from western Pennsylvania to be honored this school year. Standing with Kortz (from left to right) are fellow Allegheny County Rep. Marc Gergely; Margot Minor, parent involvement coordinator; Michael Matta, director of federal and state programs; Patty Scales, district grant and special projects coordinator; and Jason Davidek, communications and public relations specialist.



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Rep. Kortz (second from left) accepts the Golden Apple award from the Speaker of the House, Dennis O’Brien (third from left) for McKeesport High School’s parental involvement in education. McKeesport was the only school from western Pennsylvania to be honored this school year. Standing with Kortz (from left to right) are fellow Allegheny County Rep. Marc Gergely; Margot Minor, parent involvement coordinator; Michael Matta, director of federal and state programs; Patty Scales, district grant and special projects coordinator; and Jason Davidek, communications and public relations specialist.

Rep. Kortz awards a House of Representatives recognition citation to the Pleasant Hills Police Department in honor of National Police Officers Memorial Week in May.

Rep. Kortz awards a House of Representatives recognition citation to the Pleasant Hills Police Department in honor of National Police Officers Memorial Week in May.



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Rep. Kortz awards a House of Representatives recognition citation to the Pleasant Hills Police Department in honor of National Police Officers Memorial Week in May.

Mark Purcell, chief of staff to Rep. Kortz, speaks at the LaRosa Girls and Boys Club of McKeesport for a Memorial Day ceremony. Mark is a Vietnam veteran who served with the United States Navy, and is decorated with the Vietnam Service Medal, the Peoples Republic of South Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Medal and the Navy’s Unit Citation Ribbon for outstanding service while in combat.

Mark Purcell, chief of staff to Rep. Kortz, speaks at the LaRosa Girls and Boys Club of McKeesport for a Memorial Day ceremony. Mark is a Vietnam veteran who served with the United States Navy, and is decorated with the Vietnam Service Medal, the Peoples Republic of South Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Medal and the Navy’s Unit Citation Ribbon for outstanding service while in combat.



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Mark Purcell, chief of staff to Rep. Kortz, speaks at the LaRosa Girls and Boys Club of McKeesport for a Memorial Day ceremony. Mark is a Vietnam veteran who served with the United States Navy, and is decorated with the Vietnam Service Medal, the Peoples Republic of South Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Medal and the Navy’s Unit Citation Ribbon for outstanding service while in combat.

Rep. Kortz delivers a Memorial Day speech at the White Oak American Legion’s ceremony.

Rep. Kortz delivers a Memorial Day speech at the White Oak American Legion’s ceremony.



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Rep. Kortz delivers a Memorial Day speech at the White Oak American Legion’s ceremony.

Rep. Kortz stands with Cub Scout pack #562 at a Memorial Day event in the 38th Legislative District. The scouts meet at the Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church.  Back row: Zach Lesutis, Rep. Kortz, Eoin Trainor, Keith Cotter.  Front Row: Clay Machi, Sean Graves, Jonathan Moody, Kyle Funkhouser, Lance Lesutis.

Rep. Kortz stands with Cub Scout pack #562 at a Memorial Day event in the 38th Legislative District. The scouts meet at the Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church. Back row: Zach Lesutis, Rep. Kortz, Eoin Trainor, Keith Cotter. Front Row: Clay Machi, Sean Graves, Jonathan Moody, Kyle Funkhouser, Lance Lesutis.



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Rep. Kortz stands with Cub Scout pack #562 at a Memorial Day event in the 38th Legislative District. The scouts meet at the Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church. Back row: Zach Lesutis, Rep. Kortz, Eoin Trainor, Keith Cotter. Front Row: Clay Machi, Sean Graves, Jonathan Moody, Kyle Funkhouser, Lance Lesutis.

Rep. Kortz talks to a girl about her dog after a state Capitol rally on legislation he is co-sponsoring to strengthen Pennsylvania's Dog Law. The rally featured other legislators, dog owners and supporters. The bill (H.B. 2525) would crack down on the state's puppy mills by improving standards for conditions, care and treatment of dogs at commercial kennels in the state.

Rep. Kortz talks to a girl about her dog after a state Capitol rally on legislation he is co-sponsoring to strengthen Pennsylvania's Dog Law. The rally featured other legislators, dog owners and supporters. The bill (H.B. 2525) would crack down on the state's puppy mills by improving standards for conditions, care and treatment of dogs at commercial kennels in the state.



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Rep. Kortz talks to a girl about her dog after a state Capitol rally on legislation he is co-sponsoring to strengthen Pennsylvania's Dog Law. The rally featured other legislators, dog owners and supporters. The bill (H.B. 2525) would crack down on the state's puppy mills by improving standards for conditions, care and treatment of dogs at commercial kennels in the state.

Rep. Kortz (back row, third from left) stands with fellow western Pennsylvania legislators and Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Yablonsky (at podium)to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the naming of the Pittsburgh region during a celebration in Harrisburg.

Rep. Kortz (back row, third from left) stands with fellow western Pennsylvania legislators and Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Yablonsky (at podium)to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the naming of the Pittsburgh region during a celebration in Harrisburg.



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Rep. Kortz (back row, third from left) stands with fellow western Pennsylvania legislators and Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Yablonsky (at podium)to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the naming of the Pittsburgh region during a celebration in Harrisburg.

Rep. Kortz shakes the governor’s hand after the signing of historic legislation that opens state records, making government more transparent and accessible to the public.

Rep. Kortz shakes the governor’s hand after the signing of historic legislation that opens state records, making government more transparent and accessible to the public.



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Rep. Kortz shakes the governor’s hand after the signing of historic legislation that opens state records, making government more transparent and accessible to the public.

Rep. Kortz (center) stands among fellow legislators and Gov. Rendell for the open records bill signing. The new law makes the inner workings of government and the legislature more accessible to the public, an objective for which Kortz has fought since coming to Harrisburg upon his election to state government.

Rep. Kortz (center) stands among fellow legislators and Gov. Rendell for the open records bill signing. The new law makes the inner workings of government and the legislature more accessible to the public, an objective for which Kortz has fought since coming to Harrisburg upon his election to state government.



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Rep. Kortz (center) stands among fellow legislators and Gov. Rendell for the open records bill signing. The new law makes the inner workings of government and the legislature more accessible to the public, an objective for which Kortz has fought since coming to Harrisburg upon his election to state government.